(Denver, CO) -- You don't have to look far on a map to notice that our state has someone in severe drought conditions at any given time. Wildfires are always a concern and what to do to control them and prevent them is getting some attention in Denver.
During the summer our elected state leaders, representatives, and state senators meet in committees. Wednesday's committee meeting of the Wildfire Matters Review Committee has a full agenda.
Topics expected to be addressed are:
Overview of Committee
Charge and Bill Request Process
Colorado State Forest Service
Department of Public Safety,
Division of Fire Prevention and Control
Department of Natural Resources
State Wildfire Spending Update
Update from Counties on Wildfire Projects and Challenges
Youth Corps Wildfire Activities
There's a link to listen on-line. Find it here. https://leg.colorado.gov/
As always as we head into the fall season with high winds and dry vegetation, we'll be keeping an eye on local and regional wildfires that affect us here in Southeast Colorado.